English version

stoop to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstoop to something phrasal verbDOto do something bad or morally wrong, which you do not normally dostoop to doing something I didn’t expect you to stoop to lying.stoop to somebody’s/that level Don’t stoop to her level. stoop→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stoop to This from a man who would stoop to any level, psychological gamesmanship included, to retain the crown jewels.With my direct pipeline into Rainbow's thoughts blocked off, I must stoop to guesswork.stoop to doing somethingI am shocked that the magazine would stoop to publishing nude pictures of the couple.Automatically he stooped to pick it up.Blindly he stooped to pick up the towels.I no longer had to stoop to wash my hands in public restrooms.One of her crutches falls in front of the man; she has to painfully stoop to recover it.She stoops to gather stones en route.The noise was deafening as we reached the little courtyard and stooped to enter the main room of the temple.This from a man who would stoop to any level, psychological gamesmanship included, to retain the crown jewels.With my direct pipeline into Rainbow's thoughts blocked off, I must stoop to guesswork.
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Verb table
stoop
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystoop
he, she, itstoops
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystooped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stooped
he, she, ithas stooped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stooped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stoop
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stooped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam stooping
he, she, itis stooping
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you, we, theyare stooping
Past
I, he, she, itwas stooping
you, we, theywere stooping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been stooping
he, she, ithas been stooping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been stooping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be stooping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been stooping
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